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Monday, February 28, 2005 - An opportunity for young persons to explore their own business ideas is being afforded by the start of a new youth entrepreneur scheme on the island. Stakeholders of the St. Lucia Youth Enterprise Development Project met last week for an orientation exercise, which will help facilitate smooth operation of the facility to function under the auspices of the James Belgrave Fund (BELFUND).

The exercise was also used to develop a better understanding of the philosophy and methodology governing the Commonwealth Youth Enterprise Development programme, a micro-credit and enterprise development initiative, designed to promote youth employment, aimed at alleviating poverty among young people in the Commonwealth.

Speaking at the orientation exercise last Friday, February 25, at the Mount of Prayer at Coubaril, Castries Minister for Social Transformation, Culture and Local Government Honourable Menissa Rambally said the programme was expected to help alleviate the problems of unemployment among the island’s youth.

“This, in a sense is a call to the young people within our communities, who are seeking another type of opportunity to create a livelihood for themselves, to create activity within their community, to create activity for themselves and their family. This programme also has as an objective to create economic diversity within our society. We believe that the economic growth of our society is not dependent simply on our large entrepreneurs and big businessmen,” Minister Rambally said.

The venture is the collaborative effort of the Ministry of Social Transformations and the Commonwealth Programme Caribbean Centre.


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